KATE, COULD YOU PLEASE CLIMB DOWN FROM THAT PEAR TREE?! or How Tap-Dancing Came To Be

KATE, COULD YOU PLEASE CLIMB DOWN FROM THAT PEAR TREE?! 
    or How Tap-Dancing Came To Be

9 men, 6 women (may employ more actors and actresses)

A comedy about a cobbler– a philanthropist and inventor, who recklessly interferes in the order of nature, and imprisons Death in a pear tree in his cottage garden. Naturally, the consequences are incalculable – though some, at first blush, appear to be comical. Death in the pear tree – the subject of many a folk fairy tale throughout the world, is likewise the central theme of this comedy about good and evil, and of the days when the Lord God once strode the earth with Saint Peter, rewarding good deeds. The great conflict between heaven and hell over the souls of humans, with all their virtuous and despicable qualities, provides the play with both humor and highly relevant motifs. It rightly makes for a musical comedy fit for the public at large.